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In Photos: This Weekend's Magical Snow Moon

Picture of Luke Abrahams
Social Content Editor
Updated: 30 March 2017
Stargazers across the world were treated to a rare sight this weekend as a snow moon, lunar eclipse and comet graced our skies.

Hopefully you all happened to look skyward these past few nights – or better yet, into your telescopes – because the heavens put on a spectacular show this weekend.

A full moon, popularly know as a ‘Snow Moon’ when it occurs in February, took centre stage on Friday the 10th, followed by a brief penumbral lunar eclipse (when the moon passes through a peripheral region of the Earth’s shadow), and the main celestial event, a massive comet (45P/Honda-Mrkos-Pajdusáková) exploding through the universe.

Whilst the comet was seven million miles away – the closest it’s been to Earth in a while – it still made for a spectacular sight.

© Slooh Community Observatory
The comet 45P/Honda-Mrkos-Pajdusáková hurtling through Space | © Slooh Community Observatory

Luckily for everyone on Earth, millions of photographers, tweeters and Instagrammers managed to capture the snow moon and partial eclipse in all its fabulous glory. Here are some of the best snaps we’ve seen so far.

New York City, NY

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Denver, Colorado…

Providence, Rhode Island…

San Francisco City Hall, California…

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New Jersey…

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Chattahoochee National Park, Georgia…

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Houston, Texas…

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La Paz, California…

Sanibel Island, Florida…

Jacksonville, Florida…

St. Marks Wildlife Refuge, Florida…

Oxford, Mississippi…

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Washington D.C…

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania…

Tower of Americas, San Antonio, Texas…

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Nolanville, Texas…

Cleveland, Ohio…

Chapin Beach, Massachusetts…

Calgary, Canada…

Dorset, England, UK…

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Swedish Lapland…

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Arran, Scotland…

Did you snap any pictures of the snow moon this weekend? Share them with us in the comments box below or #CultureTrip on our Instagram page.

Like pretty celestial pictures? Take a look at what your country looks like from Space!